How to Help Those in South Affected by Devastating Tornadoes

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors’ most immediate needs. A $100 donation will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies.

The Salvation Army is currently not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims. Please forward these donations to The Salvation Army Family Store nearest you.

We are coordinating services with local and state authorities through the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Volunteers are asked to visit www.msema.gov to register as a volunteer.

Our teams continue to provide for physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those who affected by these devastating storms. On Saturday, our Disaster Response teams served more than 830 hot meals and 450 snacks to residents and first responders in Mississippi.

For up to date information, please visit The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division’s website at www.salvationarmyalm.org or visit their Facebook page.

2 Comments on “How to Help Those in South Affected by Devastating Tornadoes

  1. I’m so glad to hear about the work that the Salvation Army is accomplishing! What a blessing this is to those people in need. The issues pertaining towards much of the people in places that have been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. are in some ways very similar. These people are in desperate need of aid-food, shelter, and most importantly, opportunity for growth. Perhaps another one of the ways we can help send aid is to sponsor a Basic Utility Vehicle, or BUV. This is a viable option not only for us here in the United States, but perhaps more so in third world countries with even fewer options for rebuilding and repair. BUV’s are made specifically by a non-profit organization called the Institute for Affordable Transportation. They are actually based here in Indiana, with a small manufacturing plant in Indy. Their website, driveBUV.org, offers many insightful articles into how these vehicles are changing the lives of many people in disaster stricken areas. A BUV is a very low cost piece of equipment(around $6,000), and it can provide tremendous help as people try to rebuild homes, transport food, water, and supplies, and also connect with other local communities reaching out to them. I highly recommend looking into the BUV ministry website and seeing if you too may become interested in this aspect of helping our fellow human beings in Haiti. Thanks!

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